In light of current events – all gigs, tours and face to face work have been cancelled/indefinitely postponed.

I have not removed the listings on the events page – I want them to stand as a testament to the organisers, actors, venues and creatives who put in such hard work and are now faced with hardship and uncertainty.

We’re not okay until we’re all okay – keep fighting until everyone is safe and financially secure. In these times disabled people are more at risk than ever before – we need you as our allies. I will be yours.

Keep safe everyone. I’m leaving a light on so that we will come back x

The following are photographs of, or links to, newspaper articles, radio links, podcasts, and interviews – thank you to all the wonderful creatives and journalists who were kind enough to want to speak to me about my work.

Interview with NARC magazine on Words Weekend Festival:

Interview with author and poet Leslie Tate – “On our TVs, in our theatres, in our books, the world we see is not the world we live in… We work out our lives and histories through telling our stories, and all stories have a right to be told.”

Podcast interview with Henry Raby of York based SAY OWT – Lisette Auton is a poet an writer based in the North East. A disabled activist, she write about politics and solidarity. She chats with Henry in the Museum Gardens of York about making events more accessible, her novel The Wrecklings and we sing angry political songs.

Article about being chosen as a Write Now mentee by Penguin Random House UK – Over the next twelve months each writer will work closely with a Penguin Random House editor with expertise in their genre in order to develop their manuscript and get it ready for publication.

Article in the Darlington & Stockton Times about the project I’m working on with mima and Thirteen housing developing and encouraging creativity with those over 55. The photo is of me, not Isabella…

Article in the Northern Echo – ‘Follow your dreams, kids’ – Darlington author Lisette Auton picked by Penguin

Article in the Northern Echo – guest at the opening of a bus which has been transformed into a library

Article in NARC Magazine about the Crossing the Tees Book Festival for which I was Poet in Residence

Article on Consett Academy’s Website about the Defiant Voices Poetry Project where we worked with year 8 and 9 pupils

Article in the Northern Echo about the Crossing the Tees Book Festival for which I was Poet in Residence